Ride into August with the Best Bike Tours Near You

Ride into August with the Best Bike Tours Near You

Are you ready for a summertime bike-riding adventure? TicketsatWork.com features a terrific selection of bike tours in exciting cities from coast to coast.

You will find great savings on sightseeing bike tours in popular cities like Miami, New York City, Washington D.C., San Francisco and Los Angeles. Explore the sights, sounds and famous landmarks on a guided, two-wheeling tour.

Jazz up your summertime getaway with a bike-riding excursion and explore popular neighborhoods and parks, as well as the top attractions in town.

Our bike tours provide a unique and fun opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery and soak up the local culture and memorable attractions. Pedal along with family and friends as expert guides take you on an entertaining bike tour, offering a different perspective as you discover historical and notable locations throughout the city.

Here’s a quick look at just a few of the dozens of amazing bike tours featured on our website:

New York City

Brooklyn Bridge Sightseeing – Brooklyn Bridge Bike Rentals
Explore lower Manhattan on two wheels. This 2-hour tour takes you up in the air above New York City. Cycle around Manhattan’s southern tip, climb uphill into the City Hall area, then up onto the Brooklyn Bridge itself.

After the 15-minute climb, the viewer from the center of the bridge is breath taking. The entire New York Harbor will be visible, including the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, Staten Island, the port of Brooklyn, and several miles of the New Jersey coastline. You then descend into Brooklyn, seeing NYC’s Financial District from across the river, followed by historic houses of Brooklyn Heights. Then return over the bridge, to South Street Seaport.

Central Park Sightseeing – Hudson River Bike Rentals
Enjoy the lovely weather and stroll through beautiful Central Park by bike. This fun tour takes about 2 hours, including many stops near essential attractions of Central park. Your guide rides alongside you and shows you all that the park has to offer: Bethesda Fountain, hidden waterfalls, cast-iron bridges, movie scenes, celebrity homes, skyscrapers… all while passing beneath many of the park’s 26,000 trees.

Central Park Sightseeing ensures numerous possibilities for a day of simple pleasures in the heart of Manhattan.

Miami

Miami Bike and Kayak Tour
Set out on a short bike ride through the historical districts of Miami Beach including the Art Deco district and Espanola Way district. Stop for some photos, passing by the very famous pastel structures and Versace’s former mansion and afterwards, you’ll hop in a kayak and paddle through the calm, warm, aquamarine waters of the Biscayne Bay. Experience Miami Beach in the best ways: on wheels and in the water.

Day Bike Rental
Whether you live in Miami or you’re visiting on holiday, the best way to enjoy the wonderful city is via bike. Feast on authentic Cuban delicacies in Little Havana before cycling across the beautiful Rickenbacker Causeway, connecting the first of the Florida Keys to the mainland.

There are bicycles for kids, plus family bikes available. Explore Miami for a day by bike: cruise down Ocean Drive, head to the beach, and check out exciting neighborhoods. Grab a bike and plan your own schedule as you have fun discovering the sights and sounds of Miami!

Los Angeles

Bikes and Hikes LA – Hollywood Hills Sunset Hike
For hikers, Los Angeles is definitely a paradise. You’ll be amazed by the natural beauty and breathtaking views you’ll encounter on this adventure up to the Hollywood sign and Griffith Park Observatory. Your expert guide will educate you on the history of Los Angeles as you hike up to the summit of the mountain, there you will get a 360 degree view of the entire Los Angeles basin.

Afterwards, you will hike to a vista overlooking the Hollywood sign and take an epic group photo while your guide tells you the fascinating evolution of the Hollywood sign.

Bikes and Hikes LA – LA in A Day Bike Tour
This 32-mile, 6-hour Los Angeles bike tour leaves no sight unseen in the city of angels. With several breaks, including lunch on the beach and a walking tour along the way, there’s time to rest and truly enjoy the very best of Los Angeles.

This experience begins on the legendary Route 66 in West Hollywood, and then goes through Beverly Hills and Bel-Air. Up next are LA’s world-famous beach towns of Santa Monica, Venice and Marina Del Rey. It’s a unique way to see LA for a memorable, up close and personal travel experience. It’s great exercise, plus amazing sightseeing all wrapped into one special bike tour during your visit to Los Angeles!

Explore some of the most unique cities in America… on a bicycle. A bike tour is a fun and interesting way to discover the best of the city. Book a bike tour today with special savings from Tickets at Work!

By: Jeff Hyatt

The 12 Best Twitter Accounts to Follow to Learn More About HR Technology

The 12 Best Twitter Accounts to Follow

In 140 characters or less, a Tweet can express a lot – and that extends to HR technology. The HR tech landscape changes often and Twitter is the perfect platform to remain up to date on the industry. Follow these twelve Twitter handles to stay on top of the latest HR trends. And, for the latest great offers and deals from TicketsatWork, check out @TicketsatWork.

  1. @HRTechWorld – This is the official Twitter handle of the HR Tech World conference held in San Francisco in 2017 (the first time in the United States). HR Tech World is the largest network of global HR professionals focused on HR Technology. Most impressively, this conference explores how human interaction balances with new digital or tech solutions.
  2. @ImSoSarah – Sarah Brennan is a former industry analyst and creator of the HR Tech Blog. The blog and Sarah’s content focuses on “free and unbiased access” to HR Tech content from a variety of sources.
  3. @williamtincup – William is the president of Recruiting Daily (bonus handle to follow = @RecruitingDaily) and is a blogger, speaker and advisor “at the intersection of HR and technology.” Following William is also entertaining, thanks to his hilarious reposted memes.
  4. @SHRMnextchat – This is the official Twitter handle of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)’s #NextChat Twitter Chat. Every Wednesday from 3 to 4pm ET a group of HR professionals discuss a key topic impacting human resources and you’re invited to join. It’s not always focused on technology but these chats are a wonderful source of information and just the right amount of networking and fun as well.
  5. @JenniferMcClure – As CEO of Disrupt HR and Unbridled Talent, Jennifer is a key influencer in embracing the future of work. She has delivered keynotes or led workshops at over 350 conferences and corporate events – is yours next?
  6. @billkutik – If you’ve ever checked out the HR Tech column of HREOnline.com, you’ve most likely read something written by Bill Kutik. Bill is an independent HCM analyst and brings a level of experience and perspective unmatched by most.
  7. @TalentCulture – TalentCulture is a community of professionals focused on how to reimagine the modern workplace. Join other TalentCulture followers for the #WorkTrends podcast and Twitter chat every Wednesday at pm ET.
  8. @JohnSumser – John is a principal analyst at the HRExaminer. He challenges the status quo of human resources and technology, helping industry professionals think differently about what they do or what they can do.
  9. @Josh_Bersin – Josh is the founder of Bersin by Deloitte, a leading research and advisory firm in the HR technology and general leadership and management space. Known for information focused on corporate learning and talent management/development, this group now touches on every aspect of human resources with an emphasis in technology.
  10. @SHRM_Research – The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)’s official research handle is loaded with information and data behind emerging workplace topics. Beyond the identification of trends, the SHRM Research team turns that information into actionable insights and best practices.
  11. @jackyeclayton – Jackye is the editor of com, part of the Recruiting Daily family mentioned above. Jackye’s refreshing sense of humor and perspective makes for a fun and valuable resource for anyone interested in learning how technology is transforming talent acquisition.
  12. @SteveBoese – A list of HR Technology influencers would not be complete without a mention of Steve Boese. Steve is the co-chair of the HR Technology Conference and regularly pops up as the preeminent HR Tech expert across many different publications and platforms.

By following these people and conference/chat handles, you’ll be well on your way to mastering HR Technology. Heck, if you listen closely enough and participate in their conversations – you might find yourself on this list next year!

6 Awesome Florida Water Parks for Summer Fun

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How better to beat the heat this summer than by splashing through Florida’s top waterparks? Aquatic fun includes everything from wave pools and thrilling water slides to lazy rivers. Even better? At TicketsatWork.com, you can save big on all six of Florida’s best waterparks.

Grab your favorite flip-flops and swimsuit (don’t forget the sunscreen) and dive in to these watery playgrounds.

CoCo Key Water Park
Orlando, FL
Save up to 25% on Water Park Passes

A perfect mix of aqua adventure and tropical cool, CoCo Key Water Park is a family-friendly water park that features exhilarating water slides and refreshing swimming pools.

Rapids Water Park
West Palm Beach, FL
Save over 25%

Located in sunny South Florida, Rapids Water Park showcases an amazing variety of action-packed water slides, including dual seven-story speed slides, and a quarter-mile lazy river. There are also slides for children and toddlers. Get ready for 30 acres of thrilling attractions!

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Legoland Florida Water Park
Winter Haven, FL
Save over 45%

Slide, splash and build your way to fun at Legoland Water Park. Designed for families with kids, the water park features six fantastic zones including the Lego wave pool and the Build-A-Raft river. There are tube slides, body slides and interactive water-play structures. Toddlers will rule at the water play area that has shorter slides and interactive, larger-than-life Duplo creatures.

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
Lake Buena Vista, FL
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Disney’s 56-acre Typhoon Lagoon features thrilling waterslides, raft rides, a children’s play area and a giant wave pool at the Walt Disney World Resort. Soak up the fun under the Florida sun – plunge down rushing rapids, relax on a sandy beach, glide down a lazy river and enjoy the thrills and spills of the all-new whitewater journey called Miss Adventure Falls.

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Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park
Lake Buena Vista, FL
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The second of two water parks in Walt Disney World Resort (along with Typhoon Lagoon), Disney’s Blizzard Beach features waterslides, raft rides and a one-acre wave pool. Zip down the slushy slopes of Mount Gushmore on one of the world’s tallest and fastest waterslides. Float down the tranquil river and relax with a good book on the white-sand beach.

Adventure Island
Tampa, FL
Save over 20% on One Visit

Escape into water-soaked excitement at Adventure Island! Ease into island time in a place where you’ll discover corkscrew slides, waterfalls, a giant wave pool, a rambling river, tube rides, kid-friendly attractions and much more!

By: Jeff Hyatt

The Three Most Common Mistakes for Candidate Experience (and How to Avoid Them)

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Candidate experience is one of the most discussed topics in the HR and Recruiting industry. Even with all this focus, however, there a few common mistakes. Here are the three most common Candidate Experience ones – and our advice for ways to avoid them:

  1. Putting all the pressure on the candidate. The candidate is no longer the only one with “something to prove.” In today’s competitive landscape and war for talent, it’s important to remember that candidates may have a variety of options as the economy and employment outlook continue to improve. Also, don’t forget that candidates are often customers first (or have the potential to becomes customers). If they have a negative experience, you won’t only damage your employer brand, but you may lose a customer and risk hurting your company brand overall. It’s important for the company to sell the opportunity just as much as the candidate is selling their knowledge, skills and experience to the organization. One way to do this is to include current employees in the process to help share more about the company culture or mission. TicketsAtWork’s Reward Management Solution platform can be an effective tool to recognize and reward employees that contribute to the recruiting strategy. In partnership with the recruiting team, your current employees can be your biggest advocates (or detractors) through the recruiting process.
  2. Declining a candidate through email. I get it, I do. Recruiters are busy filling open roles and sourcing passive talent. However, if a candidate made it through the application screen and talked to someone (on the phone or in the office) but were unsuccessful, it’s best that they are declined live. An email, regardless of how carefully crafted, can feel impersonal. This might also be the step in the process where a recruiter can deliver critical feedback or gently steer them into another career direction. Be careful not to oversteer here, however, and only direct them to another position or another recruiter at your company if there is a realistic potential fit. In doing so, this negative outcome for the candidate can actually turn into a positive sourcing and hiring strategy for the organization.
  3. Overselling the process. Candidates expect a quick and transparent hiring process and it’s likely that a recruiter will tell them it will be that way at the beginning. This might not be the best route, however. Whenever possible, recruiters and hiring managers should try to detail the full process upfront – the good, the bad, and the ugly. Candidates will hopefully understand that it takes time to align all of the moving parts. The most frustrating aspect for many candidates is not simply the time it takes, but the fact that they don’t know where they are in the process or are unaware if any progress is being made.

This is by no means an exhaustive list. It takes into account that a company is taking care of the basics first (leveraging technology, streamlining the process, etc.). By avoiding these mistakes, your company will find it easier to recruit top talent and keep them engaged once they are in the door.